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Tue Mar 30, 2021 11:11 am

Hello all,

 

I am about 7.5 weeks post osteomy surgery and don't know the date for reversal yet

 

i have lost a lot of weight and am not sure if I have bottomed out yet

 

I would like some tips for gaining weight

It does not have to be rapid but I would like to reverse the trend

thank you

eric

 

 

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3. Foods to eat and avoid
4. Losing or gaining weight
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Tue Mar 30, 2021 12:02 pm

Hi Eric,

  I think we need a little more info............why did you have the ostomy?  Meaning what was your underlying condition?  How much bowel, small or large, do you have left?  Is anything else going on with you medically?  With that maybe we can better understand what's going on with you.

 

thanks,

bob

Tue Mar 30, 2021 12:49 pm

Pie

Tue Mar 30, 2021 12:56 pm
xnine wrote:

Pie


Brevity is the sole of wit... or something like that.  Nicely stated.

Tue Mar 30, 2021 1:01 pm

New57:  With an open-ended question like this, you're going to get "advise" that's all over the place.  Frankly, with your surgery so recent, I'm not comfortable even putting in my two cents because, under the circumstamces, it's quite close to medical advice.  You should bring this issue to your physician.  None of us are doctors, although a few of us occasionally play one online.  Soon enough you'll progress to my problem, which is how to LOSE weight.  Stay well. 

Tue Mar 30, 2021 1:13 pm
HenryM wrotetjanks:

New57:  With an open-ended question like this, you're going to get "advise" that's all over the place.  Frankly, with your surgery so recent, I'm not comfortable even putting in my two cents because, under the circumstamces, it's quite close to medical advice.  You should bring this issue to your physician.  None of us are doctors, although a few of us occasionally play one online.  Soon enough you'll progress to my problem, which is how to LOSE weight.  Stay well. 


thanks Henry 

You make a really good point.
although, I did find the pie suggestion interesting. I will ask my GI doctor and surgeon when I see them soon.

 

thank you

Eric

Tue Mar 30, 2021 2:23 pm

Hi New57 i,m kinda suprised you didnt get a visit from a dietician while in the hos., i had resection surgery for my ilieostomy a couple years ago and had a visit from a dietician and a rehab nurse before the surgery was done, after the surgery i ate pasta with meat sauce and snacked on peanut butter on crackers and yogurts but like Bob said earlier we dont know what the surgery was for so take what i said with a grain of salt. 

Tue Mar 30, 2021 2:38 pm

I thought I posted earlier that it was a total procto colectomy with a jpouch reconstruction. 
so no more colon

no more colitis 

no more high cancer risk

i do not have the same appetite I had before surgery which I know is part of the problem.

eric

Tue Mar 30, 2021 3:54 pm

I had the same problem, lost a lot of weight. I was prescribed Ensure made by Abbott Laboratories. It did help. The good part about losing weight- all my old suits and trousers which had come back in style started to fit again.

Axl
Wed Mar 31, 2021 3:29 am

Hi there new

I have had exactly the same as yourself but took me six Ops before I could stop having to go back there.

These Ops beat me up very badly for some reason and each op I lost 15 kgs. The only good part was gradually eating my head of afterwards to try and put weight back on. 

I ate homemade burgers, peanut butter on toast, scrambled eggs on toast, baked beans on toast, pasta, potatoes and stir fry vegetables, it was a slow process though.

Enjoy your food

Axl

Wed Mar 31, 2021 3:46 pm

Here's the can't miss way to gain weight. Step 1, get an Instant Pot. Step 2, make whole chicken meals https://www.allrecipes.com/article/instant-pot-whole-chicken/ and roasts https://www.allrecipes.com/search/results/?search=instant+pot+roast in aforementioned Instant Pot. Step 3, gain lots of good weight due to how the cooker breaks down the food into easily absorbable broth/collagen and protein. Hope this helps and it should as if I can gain weight with only 200 cm of small bowel just about anyone should be alble to. All the best! 

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